Rugby World Cup: Kenya to face Tonga

Rugby World Cup: Kenya to face Tonga

Kenya to face Tonga in their opening World Cup Rugby fixture in San Francisco USA on Friday.

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The Kenya rugby sevens team will this morning run out for their opening fixture against Tonga as the Rugby World Cup starts in San Francisco.

Fresh from an impressive season where they finished 8th after the recently concluded  Sevens Series with a historic 104 points, Kenya coach Innocent Simiyu has said his boys will need to be in their best form  in a tournament that has adopted a new knockout format.

Powered by a well blended squad that includes second highest try Scorer -at the series- Collins Injera, Kenya will be keen to advance to the next round where the winner of the first fixture of the day will be facing Scotland on Saturday.

2018 Sevens World Cup fixtures
Friday July 20, Pre-round of 16

1. 11.01pm Kenya vs Tonga
2. 11.23pm Canada vs Papua New Guinea
3. 11.45pm France vs Jamaica
4. 00.07am Wales vs Zimbabwe
5. 00.29am Samoa vs Uganda
6. 00.51am Russia vs Hong Kong
7. 01.13am Japan vs Uruguay
8. 1.35am Ireland vs Chile

Saturday July 21, Round of 16
9. 5.03am Scotland vs (Kenya vs Tonga)
10. 5.25am Argentina vs (Canada vs Papua New Guinea)
11. 5.47am Australia vs (France vs Jamaica)
12. 6.09am England vs (Samoa vs Uganda)
13. 6.31am New Zealand vs (Russia vs Hong Kong)
14. 6.53am Fiji vs (Japan vs Uruguay)
15. 7.15am South Africa vs (Ireland vs Chile)
16. 7.37am USA vs (Wales vs Zimbabwe)


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